Distillery Cave, Kilmore and Kilbride, Argyll and Bute


NGR: NM 8598 3015

NMR: NM83SE 7

Canmore: 23064

Excavation: W. Turner, 1890.

Curation: National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, Edinburgh (HL 381-389).

Burials: MNI: 12+ (5 adults, 7 juveniles).

Finds: Flints, antler tool.

Date: Neolithic (1)

14C: 3780 bp (OxA-4509) on antler spatula 4914 bp (SUERC-68702), 4631 bp (SUERC-68703) and 4881 bp (SUERC-68704) on human bone.

Bibliography:

Hallen, Y. (1994) Re-evaluation of the Human Skeletal Remains from MacKay Cave, Distillery Cave, and MacArthur Cave, Oban. Unpublished archive report, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Hedges, R.E.M. et al. (1995) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system. Archaeometry datelist 20. Archaeometry 37: 417-430.

Lacaille, A.D. (1954) The Stone Age in Scotland. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Newell, R.R. et al. (1979) The skeletal remains of Mesolithic man in Western Europe: an evaluative catalogue. Journal of Human Evolution 8: 1-228.

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Saville, A. & Hallen, Y. (1994) The 'Obanian Iron Age': human remains from the Oban cave sites, Argyll, Scotland. Antiquity 68: 715-723.

Tolan-Smith, C. (2001) The Caves of Mid Argyll: an Archaeology of Human Use. SAS Monograph Series 20. Edinburgh.

Turner, W. (1895) On human and animal remains found in caves at Oban, Argyllshire. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 29: 410-438.

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